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Delaware vs Northeastern Pick & Preview: Monday, January 16th Betting Odds

Fightin’ Blue Hens vs Huskies Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens at Northeastern Huskies
  • Where: Boston at Matthews Arena
  • Date: Monday, January 16th
  • Betting Odds: Delaware +3, DEL +130 | NEAST -158 O/U 137.5

Fightin’ Blue Hens Preview:

Through 18 games, the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens have an overall record of 10-8. So far, the Fightin’ Blue Hens have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 3-5. For the season, Delaware has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 5-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Fightin’ Blue Hens being +3 point underdogs.

Important to the outcome of the game, is if Jameer Nelson Jr. will be able to suit up for the Fightin’ Blue Hens’. Heading into play, Jr. leads the team at 19.67 points per game. So far, he has an effective field goal percentage of 51.7% while also adding 5.2 rebounds. Even if Jameer Nelson Jr. ends up playing, Delaware will be counting on Jyare Davis to continue his solid play for the team. Currently, Davis is the Fightin’ Blue Hens’ second leading scorer at 16.28 points per game. So far, he has hit 47.8% of his field goal attempts.

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On offense, Delaware is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 18 games, they have only hit 35.2% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 38.73% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Huskies Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Delaware, the Northeastern Huskies will be taking the floor for the 17th time this season and have an overall record of 6-10. Currently, the Huskies have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 4-3. The Huskies’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3 points in their favor. For the season, Northeastern has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 4-3.

Jahmyl Telfort comes into today’s game as the Huskies’ leading scorer at 16.19 points per contest. Not only has Telfort been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Northeastern’s top rebounder at 5.19 boards per contest. Behind Telfort, the team has benefited from the strong play of Coleman Stucke, who is second on the team in scoring at 7.87 points per game. Overall, he has hit 38.6% of his shots and is adding 2.87 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Northeastern this season, as they are currently ranked 398th in college basketball at 64.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Huskies’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.0%, placing them 366th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Northeastern Huskies -3

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Northeastern Huskies to pick up the win and cover the spread as -3 point betting favorites. Although Northeastern as a team is just 251st in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Fightin’ Blue Hens’ defense. At -3 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Huskies to come out on top and cover.

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